Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will travel to a galaxy far, far away for its annual Valentine’s Day card drive, which is ongoing through Feb. 14 at chla.org.
Members of the public may visit the website and create an outer space-themed Valentine’s Day card for a CHLA patient. Supporters may choose from three animated galactic designs (a unicorn jumping over the moon, koala riding a rocket and an alien orbiting Earth in a UFO) and write a message to spread cheer among pediatric patients. For each Valentine sent through Feb. 14, Postmates has pledged to donate $1 to CHLA, committing up to $20,000.
“Because of ongoing COVID-19 precautions, the hospital has had to limit visitors and scale back this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration,” said Carol Hamamoto, child life and expressive arts manager for CHLA. “These valentines are a wonderful way for the community to send love and joy and connect with our patients.”
The special valentines with positive, thoughtful and kind words help boost patients’ spirits and let them know people care. This year, valentines will be printed in color and in black and white, allowing patients to color them. In past years, patients have received Valentine’s Day cards from the Los Angeles community and supporters across the country, as well as Australia, Europe, Asia and South America.
For information, visit chla.org.
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